Stories War & Conflict from June, 2008
China: Is the West afraid of our patriotism?
Are there factors informing your perception of China circa 2008? Novelist-blogger and researcher of worldly affairs Yang Hengjun moves on from "How did America cover up the truth of the bombing of our embassy in Yugoslavia?" to his post last week, "Are Western countries afraid of the Chinese people's patriotic fervor?"
Global: “I'm Voting Republican”
“I'm Voting Republican“, a short film created by Charlie Steak and SyntheticHuman Pictures, has quickly gone viral and created quite a stir on the internet. A sample quote from the parody: I'm voting Republican because I think new drugs should be made available immediately, whether they've been tested properly...
Lebanon: Condoleezza Rice's Surprise Visit
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced, five-hour visit to Lebanon on Monday, June 16. She declared her governmentâ€™s support for the newly elected Lebanese president, as well as for the Lebanese government, the parliamentâ€™s speaker and the democratic system in the country. Rice last visited Lebanon during...
India: Obama in Black and White
Indian bloggers are joining the rest of the world to decipher Barack Obama and reflect on what his election to the White House would mean for their country and its civilian nuclear development programme and Indo-US relations. In a post entitled Obama in Black and White, Delhi-based blog Chanakya's World discusses what Obama's nomination could mean to India and its neighbours, the War on Terror and the delicate balance of power in a volatile part of the world.
Global: Kucinich Calls for Bush Impeachment
On Monday, June 10, Representative (D-OH) and former presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich spoke to the House of Representatives, listing 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush. His speech went on for nearly five hours. The case which Kucinich presented included crimes such as “manufacturing a false case for...
Africa: “Obama We Believe in You!”
Reactions are continuing to pour in from bloggers around the world on Barack Obama's success in clinching the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in the race to the White House. John Liebhardt sums up some of the reactions from Africa.
Iran: Obama's Iranian ancestors
Jokingly, Iranians have come up with their own theory about the roots of Democratic Party's presidential contender Barack Obama. Soon enough the joke took another turn, and an ultra-conservative paper announced that Obama's great grandparents originally came from Iran and that his real family name was Ab Ba Ma, meaning water with us, in Farsi. Hamid Tehrani brings us the reactions of Iranian bloggers in this post.